Motuihe Island / Te Motu-a-Ihenga
A recreational reserve situated in the inner Hauraki Gulf 17 km from downtown Auckland. It is located between Waiheke Island and Motutapu Island. By a direct fast ferry the journey would be 30 minutes, however, the ferries usually take closer to one hour due to pick-ups or drop-offs of passengers at Devonport and Rangitoto. The island covers 179 hectares and is one of the smallest occupied islands in the Gulf. Motuihe is administered by the Department of Conservation and the Motuihe Trust volunteers are currently restoring the native flora and fauna.